McLeod’s Mews is a part-cobbled through road off Emperor’s Gate in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, leading onto Osten Mews (also containing original/ surviving Mews properties). McLeod’s Mews contains 5 properties, used for residential purposes.
During World War II, the Aggregate Night Time Bomb Census recorded a high explosive bomb falling onto Cromwell Road, south-west of the Mews. In the past, the area was noted as being one of the wealthiest in the City.
The Mews is part of the ‘Cornwall’ Conservation Area. The De Vere Conservation Area was originally designated in 1969 as Kensington New Town, with the other two (Kensington Court and Cornwall) areas being designated separately soon after. In 1985, the boundaries were modified and revised.
The two and four storey properties have rendered or painted brickwork facades with roods hidden behind parapet walls, surrounded by a cobbled and tarmacadam road surface. There are plants and seats present in the Mews, along with raised party walls. Train Tracks run behind the Mews.
Originally used as the coach house/ stable accommodation for the main houses on Emperor’s Gate, the primary purpose of the Mews properties is now residential rather than commercial.
Before and since 2003 there have been very few planning applications made for alterations to the properties within the Mews; most concerning the usage of the properties.
Conservation Area controls apply to any new development in the Mews.